Harvest Monday 3/19

Another day of full contact gardening at 22 trees.  The little guy felt that it's better to be safe than sorry, not pictured are his sword and shield.  The beets are here, TPW cooked some of these bad boys up and man were they good! Plus they make your pee red, boys love that kind of stuff, and they are willing to eat a few just to see the magic.  Got a little over an inch of rain on Saturday, see previous post.  Spring is almost here.  Now comes the hard part, when do I pull the winter greens?

Turnips the size of a small childs head.

First sign of the strawberry's, now if they can hold on.  I planted Sequoia and Templeton.  This would be a first if I can get them to completion.

Lots of little onions and garlic

Along with mature citrus and avocado trees the previous owners left us with litterally thousands of Iris and 50 rose bushes.  Not a big fan of the roses but I am trying to learn to like them.  They look good now but come late August and early September they need lots of water.  Someone once told me that roses look the best in your neighbor's yard.  Never quite got that until I had my own.

Planted an olive tree last fall, looks like we might get some fruit.  Looking forward to our own olives and olive oil. 
Peas, peas, and more peas

And of course citrus, down to Valencia, Navel, Mandarin, Grapefruit, Lemon, and Lime


  1. Pull the greens before the bolt, other than that - no advice. LOL. I don't really eat them. Lovely bunch of beets, and congrats on the rain. Dry for close to 20 days now here. Hoping for a break soon.

  2. Full contact gardening - I love it! Do the boys like asparagus by any chance?

  3. Keep eating up the greens until they turn bitter; start bolting or you are totally sick of them ;-) love the iris and roses, tho I think 50 is a bit much!

  4. As did I, I have relocated a few and have given more away to friends.